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Sunday, October 25, 2015

Robyn's Fetish Challenge # 287, Anything for Halloween , 25 October, 2015

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I chose "Speedy Witch" from Limited Runs Digi Stamps for my Halloween project. 

Although Halloween is slowly becoming more popular, it is not a big event in Australia. For this weeks inspiration I thought I would go all out and make a Halloween decoration.  I sort of know the colours are black, purple, orange and green, that people use witches, owls, black cats and pumpkins etc.  So I set about turning a Maple Syrup (love maple syrup) bottle into a candle holder.

As I did not have any purple paint, I mixed some red and blue craft paint together, then added some silver glitter paint.  Poured the mixed paint into the empty bottle, put on the lid and shook it all around.  I let it dry for a while and then went back and turned it upside down to get the paint thicker.  Worked a treat, I didn't realise how easy it was to colour a bottle.

Next I needed an orange candle, none in the house, but I did have a white candle, again I went back to the basics and mixed red and yellow together until I got the orange I wanted.  I applied the paint to the candle, stuck the end in the bottle and left to dry.

I coloured Speedy Witch with Copic pens, fussy cut her, added glitter to her hair and boots and a black cat to her broom.   Used a round punch to make a moon from silver white card.  Made a paper owl, printed some bats from Robyn's Digital Stamps and More, called A Bit Batty. Attached them to the candle with split pins.  Also attached a digitally carved pumpkin, that I made some time ago.  Draped netting and cord around the bottle.

This photo is dark, only way I could get to show my pumpkin.

The Paper Shelter - Trick or Treat
4 Crafty Chicks - Halloween


  1. Hi, what a great idea recycling a maple syrup bottle into a candle holder. Love how the candle painted up with the bats. Thank you for joining the challenge at Our Creative Corner. Jan x

  2. WOW! Very cool creation and awesome idea! Great job!
    ( RFDT Sis)

  3. I really love this bottle and how you made your own colors. They are very bright and beautiful.

    Michelle (DT SIS)

  4. I really love this bottle and how you made your own colors. They are very bright and beautiful.

    Michelle (DT SIS)

  5. Such a fabulous altered bottle! Thank you so much for sharing with us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!!

  6. A fabulous altered bottle,love the colours. Marlene DT sis

  7. A fabulous altered bottle,love the colours. Marlene DT sis

  8. Wow, this is fabulous, Cass! I read everything you did to make your altered art bottle and candle. I am impressed. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

  9. Such fun - love those glorious Halloween colours and your fun images. Thanks for joining us at Naughty or Nice Challenges, Jo x

  10. Okay, that is fun! Love it!
    Thanks for linking up over at 2 Creative Chicks
    :) Janis

  11. That is one fabulous witch! Especially her glittery hair. Terrific project! Thanks for joining us at Naughty or Nice Challenges.

  12. Great creation really lovely and creative. Thanks for joining us over at the Paper Shelter.
    Love n hugs

  13. Cass, this is a fabulous idea, love how you re-used a maple syrup jar. Love the witch and the bats, perfect candle holder for Halloween.

  14. Great altered bottle. Thank you for sharing with us at Altered Eclectics November Challenge.

  15. Great Hallowe'en decoration! Love all the elements of it. Thank you for joining in the Paper Shelter Challenge this time. Hope to see you again soon.

    Hugs, Vannessa
    The Paper Shelter DT

  16. Fabulous project idea and stunning too -
    Thank you for sharing with us over at Altered Eclectics this month and hope to see you again in future challenges.

    Handcrafted by Ellapu
    Mother Hen for Altered Eclectics
    Mother Hen for Eclectic Ellapu
    DT Rhedd's Creative Spirit


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